Expressive Portraits Using Charcoal Workshop

Course Description

If you have an enthusiasm for drawing and portraiture and want to expand your drawing skills, then this is for you. Whether you are a beginner or would like to expand your knowledge and confidence, this short course will challenge and broaden your notion of drawing the human face as well as exploring scale.

The portrait workshop is designed to explore a range of expressive drawing techniques using traditional drawing materials. As part of this you will be encouraged to experiment and explore working on a larger scale and working from photographic references. The tutor will take you through a variety of visual examples and styles and introduce alternative approaches to drawing.

Course Aim

Developing and experimenting with expressive portrait techniques using a combination of graphite, compressed charcoal and erasers.

By the end of the workshop you will have:

  • Experienced tutor demonstrations explaining materials and methods.
  • Experimented with charcoal, compressed charcoal, graphite and erasers
  • Explored technical skills, measuring and construction
  • Been shown how to construct a portrait by looking at facial structure and proportions
  • Explored composition and lighting of the face using photographic reference
  • Developed your observational drawing abilities and learnt how to pace your work according to the time you have available.

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for all levels and doesn't require prior knowledge or experience. It is particularly well suited to those seeking ideas or inspiration of different drawing processes as well as artists/learners who want to experiment and have fun.

Course Information

Day Start Time Finish Time Length (Weeks) Start Date Finish Date Holiday Dates Level Price
Saturday09.3013.301 day20/11/202120/11/2021n/aall levels£29.40

*Concessions are not available for this course

What Do I Need To Bring With Me?

Please bring some basic drawing materials and paper. Erasers, graphite sticks, charcoal and compressed charcoal or conte.

Course Venue

Learning4Life at The Wordsley School

Please inform Learning4Life at the time of booking if you have any special needs or requirements.

If Learning4Life are unable to recruit the minimum number required for this class, we reserve the right to cancel. Full refunds will be offered in these circumstances.